WHAT WE KNOW:
(Texas Tribune) Four board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the entity that manages and operates the electricity grid that covers much of Texas, will resign on Wednesday, according to a notice to the Public Utility Commission.
• Sally Talberg, board chair; Peter Cramton, vice chair; Terry Bulger, finance and audit chair; and Raymond Hepper, human resources and governance committee chair, will resign at the end of the ERCOT board meeting Wednesday morning, according to a public notice.
• All four of the members who are resigning live out of state.
• A statement from ERCOT said: “We look forward to working with the Texas Legislature, and we thank the outgoing Board Members for their service.”
— Matt Largey (@mattlargey) February 23, 2021
• Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm
This is the reason why most people are also outraged: Texas controls its own electrical grid, but at least five of the fifteen people serving on the operator’s board of directors do not appear to live in the state, a fact that has angered some state officials as Texas navigates widespread blackouts that have left millions without power.
I've initiated a request with 15 of my Texas mayoral colleagues — urging state leaders to shine a light on the ERCOT protocols and procedures that left so many of us in the dark.
Texans are counting on their elected leadership to provide solutions. pic.twitter.com/d99ENA52p1
— Mayor Ron | Wear a mask! 😷 (@Ron_Nirenberg) February 23, 2021
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